Latest Lakes News

COVID-19 underscores need to diversify Tahoe tourist economy

Oct. 16, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic helped expose the growing vulnerability of Lake Tahoe’s increasingly tourism-dependent economy as housing costs balloon, year-round residency declines and more workers commute from afar or seek jobs elsewhere, a new report says. ...

New law allows bass to be farm-raised, sold in markets

Oct. 16, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Coming soon to your neighborhood seafood market: farm-raised Florida largemouth bass. Thanks to a law passed this spring, bass will expand its popularity from a favorite fishing target to the seafood sales list in the Sunshine State. At face...

Yellowstone crews scale back search for Utah conservationist

Oct. 15, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The National Park Service has scaled back the search for Kim Crumbo, a conservationist from Utah who disappeared along with his brother during a Yellowstone backcountry trip in September. The national park that covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and...

Biden appoints Debra Shore to lead EPA Midwestern office

Oct. 12, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday appointed Debra Shore, a wastewater treatment official in Chicago, to direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Midwestern office. Shore will oversee EPA's Region 5, which includes Illinois, Indiana,...

California developer acquires Tahoe Biltmore for $56.8M

Oct. 12, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. (AP) — A California developer has acquired the 75-year-old Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino at Crystal Bay along the California-Nevada line on the north shore of Lake Tahoe for $56.8 million. The Newport Beach-based real estate firm EKN Development...

Marine Patrol: Man dies during Lake Winnipesaukee dive

Oct. 11, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A 69-year-old man has died after scuba diving in Lake Winnipesaukee, according to the New Hampshire Marine Patrol. Emergency crews were notified at about 10:15 a.m. Sunday of a water rescue off Diamond Island in the town of Gilford. ...

Avoiding extremes, some move to Duluth for its safe climate

Oct. 11, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth native Karen Pagel Guerndt remembers when she first heard that her hometown had been singled out as an ideal location for people seeking refuge from the growing consequences of a warming world. It was January. And it was 20 degrees below zero. ...

Forest Service seeks to pinpoint Hanging Lake headwaters

Oct. 10, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The fire, floods and massive debris flows of the past year in Glenwood Canyon could help answer an aeons-old question — where exactly does the underground source of water that feeds Hanging Lake begin? The U.S. Forest Service is working...

Catching steelhead trout in Erie: What you need to know

Oct. 09, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Steelhead fishing around the tributaries of Lake Erie can be incredible. The key is knowing what works and doesn’t for these unique fish in Pennsylvania. The anticipation of hooking into a large 25-inch trout makes Erie an annual destination for many...

Impact of forest thinning on wildfires creates divisions

Oct. 08, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities like those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, but dissent from some environmental advocacy groups is roiling the scientific...